Sony DRU-500A and SIIG ata-133 card

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#1

Hi,

Just bought and Installed the sony drive, I connected the drive to the SIIG ATA-133 IDE Card as a slave with Maxtor 40 gb hd as a master, the computer booted alright, but after I tried to insert the RW media that came with the drive. the computer rebooted, and keep on rebooted for some time.

I tried to play a DVD film on it - worked alright last time I tried to use the RW media the computer rebooted until I disconnected the DRU-500A from the IDE cable.

my Configut=ration :

P4 1500 512 MB RDRAM
onboard IDE : primary master WD 120 gb
primary slave WD 120 gb
secondary master : Yamaha CRW-F1 (burner)
secondary slave : Philips DVD/CD-rw Combo
SIIG ATA-133 Card - primary master MAXTOR 40 gb
slave Sony DRU-500A
secondary master WD 80 GB
slave none
both HD on the ATA Card are removable (disk draws)

any suggestion ?

thanks
Yosi


#2

Try removeing one of the other drives. Sounds like you have a power problem. if it works after one of the other drives are disconnected then you will need a bigger power supply.


#3

You have 2 hard disks on the same controller and 2 cd/dvdrom drives on one and the same controller.
This is a setup that works, but not efficient.

If you want to copy on-the-fly, it’s better if the reader is slave and on another IDE port than the recorder, which should be master.

I assume your Sony DRU500 is your main CD/DVD Writer, and not the Yamaha:

e.g.: Motherboard:
primary master: WD 120 gb (bootable HD)
primary slave: Philips DVD/CD-rw Combo
secondary master : Sony DRU-500A
secondary slave : WD 120 gb

SIIG ATA-133 Card -
primary master: Yamaha CRW-F1 (burner)
slave: WD 80 GB
secondary master: MAXTOR 40 gb

(I assume this controller card supports CD-drives and not just hard disks. Otherwise you need to switch the Yamaha with the WD 120 gb on the IDE2)

MrSnake


#4

Hi again,

It’s seems tht the SIIG ATA 133 card behave like a SCSI device,
actualy in device manager its appear as a SCSI card,

the actual behvour of my computer was like a SCSI chain without termination. I actualy saw the pilot light on the Master disk before the machine crash.

so I changed the configuration
booard 1st IDE 2 WD 120 gb
2nd IDE Master Yamaha burner CRW-F1
Slave the new Sony DRU-500A

SIIG Card 1st IDE 40 GB By Maxtor and Toshiba DVD Player
2nd IDE WD 80 GB

yes, I replaced the philips combo drive, I don’t use it as a burner and the toshiba is faster (X12 ?)

there’s no power problem this machine use to have 3 more SCSI drives. (that’s the reason I know SCSI Problems - I use to have them at home and ont the Servers at work)

thanks for your comments

bye

Yosi Sender


#5

The Hard disc and CD rom shouldn’t be connected to the same IDE controller. The CD rom only runs at ATA33 while a hard disc runs at up to ATA133. They will work together but the controller will default to the slower unit which is the CD/DVD rom running at ATA33 which will result in your hard disc running much slower than it is capable of.